English for Speakers of Other Languages - ESOL

Chelsea Recreation & Cultual Affairs has an integrated focus on youth & adult academics, health, social services, and workforce development that leads to improved learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Programs are held at local public school facilities.

ESOL Classes IN-PERSON Registration Only                                                         
To ensure that all ESOL students are enrolled in appropriate level classes, we assess potential students' verbal and written skills at the time of registration. Please anticipate the process to take approximately 30 minutes. Locations: Williams Building, 180 Walnut Street & Chelsea Public Library.

Rosetta Stone Computer Lab: English for all Levels* 
English students of all levels who need a flexible schedule or additional practice. A technology-based approach to English learning using the immersion method. Students receive a temporary license to access the program from any computer, smart phone or tablet. Students have access to the online program until January, 26 2023. 

Mon & Wed

Flexible schedule

Oct 24-Dec 14


*Students simultaneously enrolled in an ESOL class: $25

English for Spanish Speakers - Participants with no English skills 
For Spanish speakers. Slowly immerse yourself in an English language program. Learn the fundamentals of English grammar and basic reading, writing, and speaking skills.  Participants should continue to ESOL - Beginner.

Group AWed & Fri


Oct 17-Dec 14

Group BSaturdays2-4pmOct 8-Dec 10$40

ESOL - Beginner - Participants with limited English skills 
Participants with limited English skills. Learn basic grammar skills, sentence structure, reading skills and pronunciation. Apply grammar in both reading and writing exercises. 

Group A

Mon & Wed


Oct 17-Dec 14

Group B

Tues & Thurs


Oct 18-Dec 15

Group CTues & Fri10am-12pmOct 18-Dec 16$40

ESOL Intermediate - Participants with some English skills 
Participants with some English skills. Improve grammar skills using idioms and pronunciation. Apply grammar in reading and writing exercises.

Group A*

Mon & Thurs


Oct 17-Dec 15

Group BTues & Thurs6:30-8:30pmOct 18-Dec 15


Group CWednesdays10-11:15amOct 12-Dec 7$40

*Includes Rosetta Stone Lab

ESOL Advanced - Participants with good English skills 
Participants with good English skills. Practice advanced conversation and build a strong vocabulary using real life scenarios. Writing exercises focus on compound sentences.

Group AFridays


Oct 7-Dec 9

Group BTues & Thurs6:30-8:30pmNov 29-Dec 15$40

ESOL Advanced Reading & Writing - Participants with good English skills 
Participants with good English skills. Improve reading and writing skills through comprehension and grammar exercises. An excellent course for those who are planning to attend college or enter the work force. 



Oct 8-Nov 5


Chelsea English Language Program, managed by the Community Schools Program, receives funding from the City of Chelsea with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).